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How exactly do you fire seat a set of Warne permament rings on a Sako 75? I asked Ringmaster about the taper fitted Warne rings for a Sako and how to position them on the bases so they gripped both the base and bottom of the scope tube tightly. He told me to fire seat them. I have neither the gun or bases yet, I am just curious as to how the Warnes work on the tapered Sako bases. Any info on fire seating and the Warnes? 

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Ring Master has been a real good addition to the forum.

 

I don't know about the term fire seating though.

Is it tightening up the rings and allowing the rifles recoil to seat them, and then re-tightening them??

 

I normally set up my rifles this way, if that's the case. Especially Leupold type rings, where you almost have to do it that way to get a good, tight fit. 

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Ring Master has been a real good addition to the forum.

 

I don't know about the term fire seating though.

Is it tightening up the rings and allowing the rifles recoil to seat them, and then re-tightening them??

 

I normally set up my rifles this way, if that's the case. Especially Leupold type rings, where you almost have to do it that way to get a good, tight fit. 

 

I use Leupold bases & rings....I've never heard of this before. Will the rings not grip the scope unless re-tightened? I can only remember having a problem with one particular rifle (Custom built Mauser 98 .270 Win) after zeroing the rifle, I noticed the scope had slipped a bit in the rings. What has been your experience?

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I've been using Leupold rings for quite a few years and have never had a problem.  The only time I've ever had a scope move in the rings was on a Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casull.  I had to shoot then tighten several times to get the Ruger rings tight.  This rig has more recoil than almost any rifle, though.
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Guys:

As you know, I'm a big advocate of Leupold rings.

I've recommended them many times on this forum and to friends, etc.

 

I'm speaking about Leupold rings and Sako actions in my post above, because the original poster referenced a Sako in particular.

I should have made that clear. 

 

I'm not sure what the term is, but Sako receivers are a little differant.

The scope mounts almost have to be "shot in" to get them to seat properly. They are tapered.

At least, this has been my experience. (shurg)

 

This has been true for the Leupold rings I had on a Sako except the Sako Opti-Locs, which actually have a pin and a hole that it drops in on the receiver, which keeps it from moving backsward.

 

Dale could explain this a lot better than me.   

 

That maybe not even what ring Master was talking about though, but that's all I could come up with.  



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OK.....I thought I was missing something.

 

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